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Sci/Tech – Google News

Lunar spacecraft LADEE makes moon its final resting place – Tech Times


Tech Times

Lunar spacecraft LADEE makes moon its final resting place
Tech Times
The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) has come to its end after being intentionally crashed on the moon. So, why were mission planners so happy sending their creation to its doom? (Photo : NASA). LADEE, the NASA lunar orbiter, …
Moon orbiter LADEE crashes triumphantly after 'amazing' missionChristian Science Monitor
Grand finale: NASA spacecraft LADEE crashes on dark side of moonLos Angeles Times
NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as plannedSTLtoday.com
NBCNews.com -Register
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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 10:47 am

‘Dressed’ laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain, lightning – Eureka! Science News

'Dressed' laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain, lightning
Eureka! Science News
The adage "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it" may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of Central Florida's College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona further develop a new technique to …

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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 10:40 am

SpaceX blasts off on trip to International Space Station – euronews


euronews

SpaceX blasts off on trip to International Space Station
euronews
An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Friday. It will deliver a cargo capsule to the International Space Station for NASA. The Dragon capsule is packed with equipment, experiments and supplies. It should reach the orbital …
Amazing Footage of Dragon Space Capsule Seen from the GroundSlate Magazine (blog)
SpaceX launches Dragon capsule to ISSThe Daily Star
NASA to pay Russia millions for launchesHeraldNet
fox13now.com -Waco Tribune-Herald
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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 10:31 am

Water Likely On New Terra-Like Exoplanet Kepler-186f – PlanetSave.com


National Geographic

Water Likely On New Terra-Like Exoplanet Kepler-186f
PlanetSave.com
It's a bit less possible now that we're alone in the universe. The $600-million Kepler Space Telescope, launched five years ago to identify planets, has spotted more than 3,800 and confirmed 966 of them. The last one, fifth planet of a star in the constellation …
Meet Kepler-186f: First exoplanet found to be 'almost like Earth'The Star Online
NASA's Kepler Space Telescope finds Earth's twin where life can existDaily News & Analysis
A NEW EARTH? Astronomers discover remarkably similar planet to our ownCatholic Online
News 12 Brooklyn -WEAU -WDTV
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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 3:32 am

Female ‘Penis’ Found on Brazilian Cave Insects – TIME


NPR

Female 'Penis' Found on Brazilian Cave Insects
TIME
The female penis of the Neotrogla aurora insect species is seen in an undated handout photo released April 17, 2014. Reuters. In what is being called the "world's first" instance of gender-reversed genitalia, scientists have found four species of insects with …
Meet the female insect with giant PENIS whose steamy sex sessions last 70 Mirror.co.uk
Females have penises in sex-reversed cave insectsBBC News
Your Penis Is Getting in the Way of My Scienceio9

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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 9:11 pm

Flickr Launches New App Redesign For iOS and Android – Morning News USA


Digital Trends

Flickr Launches New App Redesign For iOS and Android
Morning News USA
Flickr Launches New App Redesign For iOS and Android Yahoo has just announced and released a major update and redesign of their Flickr mobile apps for both iOS and Android. The company is calling the release Flickr 3.0 and it brings with it an almost …
Flickr updates its Android and iOS apps to kill InstagramInferse
Latest Flickr update is the Instagramiest Flickr everimaging resource
Flickr updates iOS and Android apps with Instagram-like video captureUPI.com
Macgasm -Digital Trends -Popular Photography Magazine
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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 9:09 pm

Trending topics? Google will now deliver them right to your inbox – Marketing Pilgrim


Marketing Pilgrim

Trending topics? Google will now deliver them right to your inbox
Marketing Pilgrim
It's important for marketers to keep up on trends because trends can help you catch the consumer's eye. Hey, there's a reason why every brand from Oreo to NASA Tweets on Super Bowl Sunday. We're a nation of collective thinking. Did you see the Game of …
Through the Google lens: this week's search trendsNewsroom America
Google Trends gets e-mail notificationsPulse 2.0
Google Trends now delivering to your inboxAndroid Community
Search Engine Journal -WebProNews
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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 8:41 pm

Six ways Apple can fix what’s ‘broken’ about the iPhone – CNET


Times of India

Six ways Apple can fix what's 'broken' about the iPhone
CNET
Apple will announce at least one new iPhone this year, perhaps as early as the WWDC in June. Based on the latest rumors and the natural evolution of the product, a larger screen is all but definite. But what else? Except for the fingerprint sensor built into the …
Android gains in US, basic phones almost extinctBusiness Times (subscription)
Hundreds take part in Easter paradesShields Gazette
Seen In The CitySunderland Echo

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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 7:14 pm

AT&T adds more data and mobile hotspot feature to its GoPhone plans – The Droid Guy


Headlines & Global News

AT&T adds more data and mobile hotspot feature to its GoPhone plans
The Droid Guy
In order to remain competitive in the industry, AT&T has updated its existing GoPhone plans by adding more data and the ability to use the smartphone as a WiFi hotspot. The $60 per month plan will now come with 2.5GB of data compared to the 2GB of data …
AT&T GoPhone Adds More Data To Smartphone Plans At No Additional Cost MarketWatch

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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 6:53 pm

German Media Mogul Rips Google in Open Letter – TechNewsWorld


Times of India

German Media Mogul Rips Google in Open Letter
TechNewsWorld
Today in international tech news: A German media mogul rips Google in an open letter; Snowden lobs a softball to Vladimir Putin during a Q&A on Russian TV; a 19-year-old may have prompted Canada's online tax-filing shutdown; and an arrest is made in …
Quoted: German media exec 'afraid of Google'SiliconBeat
Google Inc Slammed By German Media TycoonValueWalk
German Media Titans Are Afraid of Google and Facebook: Should We Be, Too?Latin Post
Auto World News -Headlines & Global News -Zee News
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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 5:26 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords

The Apple logo is pictured at its flagship retail store in San FranciscoBy Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms. Tech workers brought a class action lawsuit against Apple, Google Inc, Intel Inc and Adobe Systems Inc in 2011, alleging they conspired to avoid competing for each other's employees in order to avert a salary war. The case, which is closely watched in Silicon Valley, is largely built on emails among top executives, including Apple's late chief executive Jobs and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 9:31 am

Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court

Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in AnkaraBy Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) – Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, a senior official in his office told Reuters. Erdogan's government blocked Twitter and YouTube in March, drawing international condemnation, after audio recordings, purportedly showing corruption in his inner circle, were leaked on their sites. The Twitter block was lifted earlier this month after the constitutional court ruled that it breached freedom of expression, a decision Erdogan has since said was wrong and should be overturned. YouTube remains blocked in Turkey.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 5:50 pm

Retailer Michaels Stores confirms payment card data breach

A Michaels arts and crafts store is seen in San Diego, California(Reuters) – Michaels Stores Inc, the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer, on Thursday confirmed that there was a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards at its U.S. stores and that of its unit, Aaron Brothers. The company said in January that it was working with federal law enforcement officials to investigate a possible data breach. Michaels Stores said the breach, which took place between May 8, 2013 and January 27, 2014, may have affected about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of payment cards used at its stores during the period. There was no evidence that data such as customers' name or personal identification number were at risk, Michaels Stores said in a statement.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 10:20 pm

Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors

Weibo Corporation Chairman Charles Chao speaks during a visit to the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of Weibo's initial public offering (IPO) on The NASDAQ Stock Market in New YorkBy Gerry Shih and Yimou Lee SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York headquarters. Hours earlier in Beijing, Charles Xue, a Chinese-American venture capitalist and prominent Weibo user, celebrated a different kind of coming-out: his release after eight months in jail. The timing of the two events, though coincidental, highlights the fundamental challenge for Shanghai-based Weibo: progressing from being a microblogging phenomenon in China to becoming an entrenched member of the international social media industry. Now, as Weibo celebrates its warm reception on international financial markets, its conflicts with censors at home raise the question of whether the firm known as the "Twitter of China" may eventually be derailed by government interference.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 11:36 pm

Mt. Gox suitors seek support to save bitcoin exchange

Bitcoin themed stickers stand attached to glass doors during the Inside Bitcoins: The Future of Virtual Currency Conference in New York(Reuters) – A group of investors seeking to buy Mt. Gox has launched a website to garner support from creditors of the bankrupt bitcoin exchange to prevent a liquidation of its assets.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 10:32 pm

Google still a top pick for Wall Street, despite mobile ad challenges

A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in TorontoGoogle Inc's disappointing first-quarter results left Wall Street unfazed about the internet giant's ability to come to grips with the shift to the fast-growing mobile advertising market. Google shares were down about 3 percent in early trading on Thursday, and at least 12 brokerages cut their target price on the stock. "Despite an expectations-miss quarter, Google remains one of the best-positioned stocks for many of the secular growth drivers in the Internet space," RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney, who kept his "outperform" rating on the stock, said in a note to clients. Of the 46 analysts covering Google, 35 have a "buy" or equivalent rating on the stock.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 3:55 pm

Irish school children are building worlds for the Oculus Rift

Irish school children are building worlds for the Oculus RiftIf games, wildlife documentaries and virtual strolls in the park aren't enough to validate virtual reality for you, try this one: educational motivation. School children in Ireland have been using a open source version of Second Life to learn coding, 3D modeling and to create virtual spaces of recent field trips. Their most recent project: recreating the monastery of Clonmacnoise and exploring it with an Oculus Rift.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 9:18 am

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, taken in Washington, shows part of the HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace. People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 5:18 am

Beats Music update lets you subscribe from inside the iOS app

Beats Music update lets you subscribe from inside the iOS appOdds are that you weren't riveted by Beats Music when it first arrived, but the streaming service has just delivered a pair of big updates that may give you a good excuse to tune in. For the iOS app, the biggest improvement is visible when you're signing up — you can now subscribe from within the software rather than heading to the web. The move makes it that much easier to keep the music flowing after your trial is over, and may just help Beats grow its fledgling customer base.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 3:34 am

Spec Sheet: Toshiba’s 4K laptop tries to dominate the high-res competition

Spec Sheet: Toshiba's 4K laptop tries to dominate the high-res competitionApple may be responsible for really kicking off the demand for high-resolution displays on all of ours smartphones and tablets, but it's other companies that have taken the idea and ran with it. That's true on laptops too, where everything from Samsung's Ativ Books to Asus' Zenbooks have received super high-res displays that in many cases outclass even Apple's Retina Macbook Pros when it comes to pixels. Now, Toshiba is taking things a notch further, announcing a laptop with a 15.6-inch 4K display that'll be available in the US for $1,499.99 beginning next week. Though laptops with displays that go beyond 1080p have only started popping up recently, they're already offered by a surprisingly wide selection of manufacturers.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 3:00 am